NBC- An 800-pound Cranston, Rhode Island, man who was kicked out of a hospital for ordering pizza is living out of his father's SUV and needs a new home.According to NBC affiliate WJAR, Steven Assanti, 33, recently spent 80 days at Rhode Island Hospital in an effort to get his weight down to 550 pounds.
However, Assanti said he was kicked out when he ordered a pizza, violating his care plan. Rhode Island Hospital did not comment.
Assanti said his situation was the result of an eating addiction. His father, Steven Veillette, told WJAR taking Assanti home would put him in danger of returning to his prior eating habits.
"I just don't know who to turn to," Veillette told WJAR. "I called everybody - everybody you can think of in the state of Rhode Island and nobody seems to be (able to) help me."
Hey Rhode Island Hospital, ever heard of a cheat meal? You eat healthy every day and eating healthy starts to lose it's effectiveness. Sometimes you got to shock the system so you don't plateau. Suck on that exercise science. Plus, you think feeding an 800 pound man 3 salads a day is going to give him the motivation to keep losing weight? You need to let him indulge in the most gluttonous of meals from time to time as a reward for his hard work.
I'm not even mad that this guy got kicked out of the hospital. I am mad that he was in there in the first place. Hospitals are for people that are sick and need help. Being addicted to eating isn't a disease, it's a lack of will power. Having this 800 pound behemoth take up three hospital beds isn't making him any better. Especially when he orders pizza the first time you leave him alone for more than 12 seconds. You can't make someone care about their own health. Even if you could, what's the best case scenario here? He abides by the "care plan" and drops down to 550 pounds? What's that going to do, add 7 minutes on to his expected life span? That's definitely not worth swearing off pizza for more than a week. I don't know exactly what is it, but I know that 800 pounds is WELL past the point of no return. He would have lose THREE ENTIRE PEOPLE to be the size of a normal person. 800 pound men don't lose 250 pounds and live normal lives. They die prematurely, that's just what they do. If they were concerned about doing anything other than that they would have checked into the hospital 400 pounds ago. Let this guy live, whatever "living" is when you weigh a metric ton. He'e destined for an early grave, can't we just make sure his taste buds are satisfied when he gets there?